Friday, October 20, 2017

2017 Topps Now - #792, #793, #794, #795 & #796 - Bring On the World Series


You knew this was coming.

Following last night's overwhelming NLCS victory comes a plethora of Topps Now cards to celebrate the occasion. There are five different 2017 Topps Now cards and seven different autograph/game-used base relic cards of Kiké Hernandez available. Unfortunately, all of the Kiké auto/relic cards are all now sold out. A complete listing is at the very bottom. Below is a look at the five cards that honor last night's win.

First up is a card that makes note of Cody Bellinger's first inning double to drive in the Dodgers first run of the game in the first inning. Go here to check it out and order. See the reverse of the card on the right.

These Cards are Fantasy - Our World Series Berth Is Not


It's raining champagne!

Here are come fantasy Baseball cards featuring pics grabbed from last night's Game 5.

Stay tuned, I'm planning on making a bunch more; including some more celebratory cards using only card designs from 1988.

2017 Topps Update Series - The Dodgers Base & Variation Cards

The first order of business before I share a bunch of recently made Dodgers' fantasy Baseball cards is to point to some real cardboard gold that has recently hit the marketplace. A couple of days ago Topps released their end-of-the-year flagship 2017 Topps Update brand and it includes a boatload of Cody Bellinger cards to chase after. There are four different base cards found of him and an additional three more cards are available as short prints - making it a total of seven different Bellinger base cards available to collect. Go here for a complete checklist.

This set also includes a Yu Darvish in Dodger Blue card as a short print, but fails to include either Tony Watson or Tony Cingrani (both of whom were traded to the Dodgers on the same day as Darvish).

Check out all the Dodgers base and variation cards below.

Base

#US38 Cody Bellinger AS            #US50 Cody Bellinger RC

Blog Kiosk: 10/20/2017 - Dodgers Links - World Series Bound!


Wow!

That was as dominating a win as you'll ever see. From the get go, the Dodgers attacked, and all the Cubs could do was crawl into their dens and contemplate the upcoming hibernation season.

We are going to World Series, baby! WooHoo!

Above is a fantastic pic of the Scully's celebrating the Dodgers win, via Cat Scully on twitter. I also thought the photo on the right, as shared by Justin Turner himself on twitter, deserves some praise. That's a great shot.

Below are more links to check out:

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Fantasy Baseball Cards from Game 4


Even with the loss nothing can stop the fantasy baseball card machine. Featured here are some fantasy cards featuring pics from Game 4 from 'round the 'net.

2017 Topps Now - #789 & #790 - Turner and Bellinger Hit Bombs


Although the Dodgers lost Game 4, there certainly were some great performances at the plate to warrant several 2017 Topps Now cards. Featured here are two online exclusive cards made available today that focus on the homers by Justin Turner and Cody Bellinger. The first card shown shows Cody Bellinger. Go here to check it out and order. It says the following on the reverse:
Cody Bellinger accounted for the Los Angeles Dodgers only run off Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta when he hit a line-drive home run to right field with one out in the third inning. With his third inning home run, Bellinger became the youngest hitter to homer in a League Championship Series since Miguel Cabrera in 2003.